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56 year-old woman notices radicular pain after taking vitamin B6 supplement for three years.....?

56 year-old woman notices radicular pain after taking vitamin B6 supplement for three years.....?

B6 toxicity is well recognized: There are a few questions that need to be asked in this case. Exactly how much B6 was the patient taking? According to recommended standards 200mg daily is the limit. Toxicity is thought to occur at levels of 1000mg. Daily and above though much lower have been reported on rare occasions (100-300mg). Secondly, what exactly was the quality of her pain? Described symptoms of neural toxicity involves sensory neuropathy described mainly as burning dysesthesias and numbness. The case talks about a RADICULOPATHY. That is typically not the same type of pain as we find in chemical toxicities. Pain in the feet could very well be dysesthesias but the history could be a bit more specific there in order to attach more positive points for B6 sequelae.

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What is the best calcium supplement with vitamin d for a 63-year-old woman?

What is the best calcium supplement with vitamin d for a 63-year-old woman?

Lots to choose from: As long as you are getting between 1000-1200mg of calcium daily in divided doses and 2000-5000 units of vitamin d daily you should be in good range. A blood sample before and 3 months after supplementation would be recommended. Also make sure you are doing 30 mins of weight bearing exercise at least 3 times a week for optimal bone health. ...Read more

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What supplemental vitamins should I take as a 22 year old?

What supplemental vitamins should I take as a 22 year old?

Good food, not pills: A healthy whole grain, unprocessed fruits/vegetables will meet your needs without needing to buy any supplements. Vary the kinds of vegetables. If you go vegetarian, a multiple vitamen with B12 should be added. Most people living anywhere north of atlanta, would benefit from supplemental vit d, because the sun is too low in the sky to allow the body to make enough vit d during the winter months. ...Read more

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My vitamin B12 went from 178 to 758 on my next blood test 2 years later. Would a daily supplement really raise it that much? I am a 50 yr old woman.

My vitamin B12 went from 178 to 758 on my next blood test 2 years later. Would a daily supplement really raise it that much? I am a 50 yr old woman.

Likely: If you were consistently taking the supplement, then yes it is likely for your numbers to climb--especially over the course of 2 years. ...Read more

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Is there any good natural supplement alternative to risperdone? Maybe vitamins I want to take my 11 year old off the medicine because of side effects

Is there any good natural supplement alternative to risperdone? Maybe vitamins I want to take my 11 year old off the medicine because of side effects

No: Risperidone (http://www. Drugs. Com/risperidone. Html) is one of many options in antipsychotic class. Unfortunately, there is no natural alternative to this drug class although it's possible that your child may not need it. But this can only be determined after discussing w/child's doctor. Or consider obtaining 2nd opinion. And of course, make sure diagnosis is correct for & warrants this medication! ...Read more

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Looking for mineral and vitamin supplement for 60 year old?

Looking for mineral and vitamin supplement for 60 year old?

Many good choices: There are many quality vitamin and mineral supplements suitable for a 60 yo, but one of my favorites is active senior multivitamin by rainbow light- see http://www. Rainbowlight. Com/womens-multivitamins-active-senior-multivitamin. Aspx
another excellent choice is life force (iron-free) by source naturals. See http://www. Sourcenaturals. Com/products/gp1459/. ...Read more

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What is an everyday vitamin or supplement that a woman should take?

What is an everyday vitamin or supplement that a woman should take?

Depends upon you: Answer also depends upon who you ask. Many docs ; nutritionists feel that you don't need a daily vitamin if you eat "right". However, most people don't eat "right" ; certainly not every day. Other docs would suggest a multivitamin just in case of above while others state that it's difficult to get enough vitamins via common foods. There is no specific brand. Iron is good if menstruating. Vit d too. ...Read more

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What's the best known vitamin and nutrition supplement for a 49 year old male to create strong healthy sperm?

What's the best known vitamin and nutrition supplement for a 49 year old male to create strong healthy sperm?

Chinese medicine: There are many good products on the market. But the way you ask the question indicates that seeing a chinese medicine practitioner who can help balance your body and therefore make it create what you want naturally. ...Read more

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Should I give my 2 and a half year old both a multivitamin and a vitamin d supplement?

Should I give my 2 and a half year old both a multivitamin and a vitamin d supplement?

By Permission: Only give child what the pediatrician doctor recommends. Without knowing how it all fits together, you would be guessing. Also vitamin d is found in many dietary sources, such as fish, eggs, fortified milk, and cod liver oil. ...Read more

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I am a 58 year old male with a vitamin d deficiency. What strength supplement do you recommend?

50, 000.00 unit: Vitamin d deficiency is defined as a 25ohd level less than 20 ng/ml (50 nmol/l).
In people whose 25ohd is <20 ng/ml (50 nmol/l), treatment usually includes 50, 000 international units of vitamin d2 or d3 by mouth once or more per week for six to eight weeks, and then 800 to 1000 (or more) international units of vitamin d3 daily thereafter. ...Read more

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Could I take vitamin D3 as 10000u twice a week if I am not exposed to sun. I had a deficiency one year ago but now it is normal with the supplement.?

Could I take vitamin D3 as 10000u twice a week if I am not exposed to sun. I had a deficiency one year ago but now it is normal with the supplement.?

Yes: Most adults need at least 2000 iu daily and you will get that much. A toxic level is 20, 000 iu daily or more and you are far below that amount. ...Read more

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A 15 year old girl has G6pd. Vitamin D level : 9.7ng/ml. Can she start taking vitamin D supplement? And how?

A 15 year old girl has G6pd. Vitamin D level : 9.7ng/ml. Can she start taking vitamin D supplement? And how?

Vit D deficiency: Vit D levels are low in lots of pts. Most docs who check it will tell you it needs to be about 60, range is 30 to 100. A level of 9.7 will take a while to get up, but when it gets in the upper normal range the person will have so much more energy and feel better all around. Try the Vit D 5000U gummies. These seem to work the best. Taking one a day or a handful a week will do the trick. ...Read more

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Garden of life women's formula vitamin code good for a general supplement? Is it in a good synergistic balance? Better to take separately than multi?

No endorsments: Healthtap doctors do not give blanket endorsements of any products. However, the listed ingredients in this one seem reasonable -- and at least it's natural vitamin e. Depending on your sunshine exposure you may need more vit d than supplied here. Also, you may or may not need the extra iron. If you took all this separately, it would be a lot of tablets. Http://tinyurl. Com/kxmls6y. ...Read more

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How to gain weight, im 27 yrs old 5'4 in height but I am only 45kg what vitamins or supplement should I take. My face is very skinny how to gain fat?

How to gain weight, im 27 yrs old 5'4 in height but I am only 45kg what vitamins or supplement should I take. My face is very skinny how to gain fat?

Do not waste $$$: Vitamins and supplements are a waste of money. Most people want to lose weight. Your bmi is 17 and a little underweight. Change to junk food and your weight will increase right away. Not that I necessarily recommend it. ...Read more

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I've used anti depressants (fluoxetine and clonazapem) for 7 years. I stopped it March this year due to severe hairfall. I've consulted a dermatologist, she's prescribed only vitamin supplement course for the past 4 months and recently she has prescribed

I've used anti depressants (fluoxetine and clonazapem) for 7 years. I stopped it March this year due to severe hairfall. I've consulted a dermatologist, she's prescribed only vitamin supplement course for the past 4 months and recently she has prescribed

Hair loss: Is rare but has been reported as a side effect of fluoxetine. See your pcp to check thyroid, vit D (if you were depressed) and other medical factors that may cause hair loss. Your comment was cut off so don't know what med dermatologist prescribed. Vitamin supplement may have been good start as fluoxetine can take up to 90 days to leave the system. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Which vitamin supplement to take is the very best?

Which vitamin supplement to take is the very best?

Need more info: Recommendations differ depending on your health status, gender, age, and goals, etc. You have shared nothing about your diet, goals, or current status. So, your best bet would be to consult a physician skilled in nutrition and integrative medicine. You can find one through american board of integrative holistic medicine: http://www. Abihm. Org/ at the very least, most need a good multivitamin. ...Read more

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Can I die from taking a women's daily vitamin/mineral supplement?

Can I die from taking a women's daily vitamin/mineral supplement?

No: Vitamins are made for men and women. Really only differ slightly. Women's usually have extra vit d. And iron. Men usually don't have iron and more antioxidants. Neither formula would hurt the opposite gender. So no worries ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I take just a vitamin and mineral supplement?

Please tell me, could I take just a vitamin and mineral supplement?

Could? Maybe: Under the law you could take any minerals and vitamins sold over the counter the same as you could buy a hamburger and fries. ...Read more

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How safe is it to take a vitamin a supplement?

How safe is it to take a vitamin a supplement?

Vitamin A: Vitamin a supplements are usually safe. Excessive vitamin a theoretically can affect/hurt your liver. Patients with retinitis pigmentosa take mega-doses of vit a often without side effect. The best way to get your vitamins is through a natural, green leafy veggie diet. ...Read more

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Which vitamin d should I take in supplement phone?

Which vitamin d should I take in supplement phone?

D3: D3 is the right one to take, as it is safer and more bioavailable than d2. ...Read more

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How often should I take the vitamin C supplement?

How often should I take the vitamin C supplement?

Vitamin C: I recommend people get their Vitamin C from foods- berries, citrus, etc. Oral vitamin C is very safe, so if someone wants to supplement it I won't try to talk them out of it. Usual doses are 500 to 1000mg taken once or twice daily. If too much Vitamin C is taken orally it will harmlessly cause loose stools. ...Read more

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Is too much vitamin C harmful? I take a 500mg supplement everyday

Is too much vitamin C harmful? I take a 500mg supplement everyday

That's safe: I'm assuming you are otherwise healthy. It is probably not doing you any good or any harm. Very high doses can produce oxalate toxicity and ruin your kidneys. I think every physician here will agree with me that health doesn't come out of a pill bottle. You're in the prime of your manhood -- perhaps you are already undertaking, or considering, a major fitness ccommitment. More good than vitamins. ...Read more

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Number one vitamin supplement to take for acne?

Number one vitamin supplement to take for acne?

You can do better: Vitamins are unlikely to be nearly so beneficial as topical benzoyl peroxide at least twice daily for two weeks. If this is not enough to clear you, your physician is your best resource. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related illness that can always be managed, though it is cured only by time. You owe it to yourself to get effective treatment. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 1000 iu of vitamin daily as a supplement?

Is it safe to take 1000 iu of vitamin daily as a supplement?

Multivitamins: Are like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. D is good if low on lab test. ...Read more

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What is the best vitamin supplement to take to improve skin complection?

What is the best vitamin supplement to take to improve skin complection?

Eat right: Best thing you can do is eat a a variety of mostly fruits and vegetables daily. But vitamin e can be good for the skin as well. ...Read more

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Please describe a good daily supplement/vitamin for someone trying to lose weight to take?

Please describe a good daily supplement/vitamin for someone trying to lose weight to take?

Vitamin w/minerals: Best bet is nutritional weight loss diet with aerobic exercise. No vitamins will help you loose weight however while loosing a good once a day vitamin will help keep your diet balanced, better yet get a diet program that is highly nutritious and not just crash (and burn) and you shouldn't need one. ...Read more

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Taking focus factor does that count as a daily vitamin? And is it even a good supplement to take?

Taking focus factor does that count as a daily vitamin? And is it even a good supplement to take?

YES, it depends...: Yes, focus factor is a decent mulitvitamin- not great (esp. For the price) but better than many. It's selling point is it's blend of flavonoids, phyonutrients ; herbs to improve brain function but it is impossible for me to evaluate how good it is because these are a proprietary blend, meaning they don't reveal the amount of each. There is probably not enough of each for much benefit- see comment:. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give 28 months old child vitamins as a supplement as she is been avoiding foods lately?

Is it ok to give 28 months old child vitamins as a supplement as she is been avoiding foods lately?

Picky eater: An age appropriate multivitamin is fine. However, I find a lot of these children are drinking too much. Limit milk to 16oz/day, fresh fruit, instead of juice, she will be hungrier. No walking around the house with a cup, as her 'best friend'! It gives her a constant feeling of fullness. Offer food, at meals and snacks, before beverages. Also, see your ped to make sure she's growing right. ...Read more